LANDIKOTAL: After being stuck in limbo for 12 days following security concerns, seven trucks carrying supplies for Afghanistan-based Nato troops were allowed to cross the Pak-Afghan border at Torkham on Saturday.
Earlier the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government and Khyber Agency administration had halted the supplies following an attack on a Nato container in the Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency two weeks ago. Sources said the trucks were allowed to cross the Torkham border after top officials of the political administration issued formal orders.
The KP government and Khyber Agency administration had decided to temporarily suspend Nato supplies after an attack killed a truck driver and injured his assistant. Sources further disclosed that Khassadar and Levies personnel escorted the containers —packed with food items and other commodities — before they safely crossed into Afghanistan. Khyber Agency authorities Saturday confirmed the restoration of Nato supplies to Afghanistan and said that a security plan had also been prepared for the convoys.